Just a couple of small things I forgot to mention/didn’t know I’d be mentioning while I was brain dumping away yesterday.
The WWE pay-per-view prediction contest I’ve mentioned here and there is over. And in an act completely uncharacteristic of me, I won! I managed to keep the 2 point lead I had going into the final month, which I fully expected to blow because that’s just how I roll. As a result of my great triumph, a couple hundred dollars stays in my pocket in the form of subscription fees I don’t have to pay for a few years! Excuse me as I pause a moment to savour what given my track record could be the last time I ever win anything!
And with that, we may move on.
These hundreds aren’t related to the ones I just wrote about, but I got my hands on one of Canada’s new $100 bills yesterday. They’re weird and are going to take some getting used to.
I obviously can’t describe the look of them, but the feel is not at all like money. The best way to explain them is that they feel a bit like receipts, but more like the shiny junk that company’s stuff in with your bills and statements every month. If you’re not paying attention, you could easily toss one out while cleaning up paper.
But on the bright side for people who find them useful on our current money, the Braille full cells seem to stand out better on these new ones. I can never remember how many cells are supposed to be on each denomination so this means little to me right now, but hey, there’s that. Maybe better cells will help me over time since the proper number will actually stay there instead of being rubbed out within 5 minutes.
If the new design stops fraud I’m all for it, but right now I’m not sure how to feel. I want my money to feel like money, not like garbage. Lots of things feel like garbage, while very few things feel like money. I know me, and I’m sure the day will come when I toss out some cash because I made the mistake of setting it down and forgetting about it. I also know I’m not the only blind person who feels that way. I showed it to Carin and she said the same thing. Yes we have mind beams, but we don’t agree on everything, believe it or not. she likes the money cells, for a start.
If you’ve never seen one of these new bills, Google Images tells me that this is a picture of one. I hope Google Images is correct. I know from the searches that some of you would appreciate photos of goats humping, but if I’m gonna post those I’d like to do it intentionally, you understand.
Before I go, I want to pass on a quick message to CJOY. Guys, there are more than 17 Christmas songs. Can you please start playing a few of them? If I hear All I Want for Christmas Is My 2 Front Teeth one more time… Thanks for your understanding.